Are you planning to switch from traditional to digital (from a physical store to an online store)? This article will guide you on setting up an online store in some simple steps. Wix, Shopify, BigCommerce are some of the names we hear when we talk about setting up an online store. These platforms are some of the leading ecommerce solution providers in the market.
If you’re looking to set-up an online store, the first step is finding an ecommerce platform that matches suits your business needs perfectly. There are hundreds of ecommerce platforms in the market, Shopify is one of the leading one. Shopify is the best all-around ecommerce platform that is suitable for any kind of business, whether big or small. It has the top rankings in terms of Ease of Use, Website and Sales Features, Design Flexibility, Support and Help and more. You can look at other platforms like Magento Enterprise as well, if your business consists of a team of professionals who could deal with the technicalities of the website.
Furthermore, before selecting any platform, you need to do your research well in terms of the features being offered as well as the price.
The next steps include testing your platform (for example, you can try Shopify for free, for a period of 14 days) in order to check if it matches your business requirement. Furthermore, you need to customize themes, add products, get a domain name, and pick a template and then finally setting up a payment method. For this, you can try various payment gateway packages, simplified credit card payment options or you can partner with a bank and transfer the money in your bank account.
Next step is setting your shipment options, for example, is you’re shipping products from a place that is not your office, you need to add that address as well. Next, you need to sort out your store setting, in terms of the currency, language, address, time zone, contact details, store name, product setting and order setting. For example, if you’re viewing the Shopify website, you can view it in your native language. Shopify is multi-currency as well.
The last step involves testing, previewing and publishing your online store. These are all the steps required to set up your online store, choosing an online platform being the most important one amongst all.
— BoTree Technologies (@BoTreeTech) February 8, 2019